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Berkeley Electric warns of phone scam

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Electric officials, recently members have been receiving calls from scammers claiming to be with the Cooperative and threatening to disconnect service unless a payment is received. This has prompted Berkeley Electric to make changes in the way it makes courtesy calls to its members. The changes are as follows: ♦Courtesy calls will only be made […]

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Family of six loses home to fire

PINEVILLE, S.C.–The American Red Cross confirms that it helped a family of three adults with three children after their Pineville home was destroyed this afternoon by fire. The agency provided the family with lodging, financial assistance for seasonal garments, food and clothing, comfort kits with hygiene products and referrals to partnering agencies. To help the family or others who have […]

Elderly man burns face in house fire
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Elderly man burns face in house fire

SHULERVILLE, S.C.–Shortly after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, crews with the Jamestown Fire Department and Shulerville Fire Department responded to a house fire on Effie Road. Firefighters say the homeowner, an elderly man, was transported to the hospital for burns he received to his face. Crews say the house was destroyed, and the Red Cross was called in to assist the […]

The accident happened on Old Mill Road in St. Stephen.
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Slick roads cause car to overturn

ST. STEPHEN, S.C.–Firefighters say a Berkeley County woman is lucky to be alive tonight. Authorities say around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, the driver lost control of her car on Old Mill Road. St. Stephen Fire and Rescue responded to the scene where they say they had to cut the woman out of the vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital […]

Winter storm leaves thousands without power
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Winter storm leaves thousands without power

  BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to Dwayne Cartwright, CEO and president of Berkeley Electric, the tri-county’s Winter storm initially left 10,000 of its customers without power. He says they have since restored power to approximately 6,000 customers with 4,209 customers still in the dark. About a hundred people are still without power in the Jamestown area and more than dozen people […]

Berkeley County braces for Winter storm
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Berkeley County braces for Winter storm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County government offices will be closed at 12 noon today. Chief Justice Toal has directed Berkeley County to close court operations on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Consequently, the Berkeley County Courthouse will also be closed. Anyone with hearings scheduled for either of these days should call and re-schedule the hearing on Thursday, […]

Income tax filing opens January 31, 2014
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South Carolina income tax filing opens this week

The SC Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is reminding taxpayers that the 2014 individual income tax filing season opens Friday, January 31, 2014. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service, SCDOR will begin to accept electronic or paper individual income tax returns this Friday. SCDOR encourages taxpayers to file their income tax returns electronically as it is not only beneficial to […]

Fire crews battle 40 acre brush fire
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Fire crews battle 40 acre brush fire

MACEDONIA, S.C.–Multiple agencies spent several hours battling a 40 acre brush fire along Highway 17A in the Macedonia community. According to Moncks Corner Rural Fire Chief, Scott Lee, his department along with  Santee Circle Rural Volunteer and the South Carolina Forestry Commission helped to extinguish the flames that threatened about five structures around 3 p.m. Lee says the fire started […]

Winter storm projected for the lowcountry
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SCHP to monitor roadways for icing

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, officers will be constantly monitoring the roadways for icing over the next several days. Sergeant Bob Beres with the agency says that SCHP will also have additional resources in place for the projected storm. Beres says that SCHP is currently in contact with several state agencies and SCDOT, so that they […]

Elderly man’s body recovered from Jamestown creek
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Elderly man’s body recovered from Jamestown creek

JAMESTOWN, S.C.–On early Monday morning, members of the Berkeley County Rescue Squad recovered the body of a 75-year-old man in Savannah Creek.  The body of water is located right by Highway 17A. The coroner has identified the man as Douglas Beauford of Jamestown. The rescue squad along with the assistance of the Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Jamestown Fire […]